Insecurity: Buhari, Osinbajo meet with security chiefs
The tenuous state of security in the nation especially in the Niger Delta region has forced President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo into another closed-door meeting with the nation’s security chiefs on Thursday.
A Presidency source said the meeting was for the service chiefs to brief the president and the vice on their strategies and the current state of affairs in the troubled area. The issue of Boko Haram and the containment strategies was also tabled before the president.
Those who attended the meeting included the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas; Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Mr. Ayo Oke; and the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.
Others were the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (retd.); National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Munguno (retd.); Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal; and the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari.
They did not speak with journalists at the end of the meeting.